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was. it was. british forces admit to holding schools or suspected militants without charge at their main base in afghanistan with lawyers the months long detention as an roll for. this comes as u.k. academics some cia rendition flights are shedding light on america's secret overseas prisons. right washington glass russia for its anti aircraft missile supply in syria but bessie ends of the e.u. arms banner that paves the way for direct lethal aid to rebel forces.
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learn from moscow this is archie with me with say up to ninety afghan nationals being held without charge at the british army's camp a stand in afghanistan lawyers say that intention of the clients is unlawful drawing comparisons to guantanamo bay let's get more on this now from our jesus who joins us live so why are so many people held at this particular camp without charge . well we heard a fairly robust defense for the defense secretary philip hammond this morning when he confirmed that around eighty or ninety afghan detainees are being held in camp bastion now he said that it was observed to suggest the britons running a secret detention facility this comes on the back of u.k. lawyers who are acting on behalf of some of these detainees speaking out they've
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launched a legal action saying that some of these men have been held for up to fourteen months and that this amounts to a long legal detention now the rules dictate that british forces are only allowed to hold detainees the ninety six hours unless there are exceptional circumstances the last november we saw the defense secretary. change the rules at a halt the transfer of treats to afghan security forces after there were concerns that they would be abused or tortured now we are a little bit of contradictory information that we're seeing there because as he said this very strong defense coming from the defense secretary and he wants again highlighted that british troops are now looking for a safe path way for transfer of these detainees and he also i think tried to draw emphasis to the bigger picture he said that the safety of british troops also comes into this that these men who were being held some of the notorious some of the have
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links to involvement with i e d's so i think really making the point here that these are dangerous individuals that could present a direct threat a keeper to streets and i think we're trying to really focus in on that is something that should be taken into account in this discussion though since there are what i understand is what you're saying is that the u.k. defense secretary is actually defended the action but many are comparing this camp to the notorious guantanamo bay camp why. yes as he said a little bit of sort of contradictory information because if you listen to what the lawyers have come out and say certainly some very strong words indeed they compared this to. being completely off the radar they've used that word secret facility and they've actually said that it's reminiscent of the public's awakening that there was a groundswell of a base so i think this idea that this detainees being held in this way up to eighty
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five. and that idea of this being a sort of little guantanamo bay obviously excluding me concerning a one that we've already seen the u.k. government a really trying to me away from but the u.k. lawyers have been very clear here that parliamentarians did not know about this that this was not known to the british public so you've got the defense secretary on the one side saying you know this is very different to guantanamo bay in a number of very important respects predominantly that this is for the detainees own protection and also that this wasn't a secret that the people heard about it and this is being spoken about unequal the u.k. lawyers saying you know hang on a second absolutely not this was a secret facility and this is the public awakening now so i think certainly what you're seeing it has been discussed in the possible what you're seeing now with this realisation of the number of people being detained at cannes last year and also this kind of question mark exactly huge walking away is certainly going to
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justify much closer scrutiny now around this and certainly going to raise some concerns as well. for the reporting there from london. right keeping a prisoner overseas is also been a hot topic as far as the u.s. is concerned but now the shroud of secrecy has been partially lifted so we'll show you how to track down some of a secret mission blights and the fate of the prisoners a little later in the program. washington has welcomed the lifting of the ease arms embargo on syria in support of the opposition but has criticized russia's planned delivery of anti aircraft missiles to damascus moscow says the as a three hundred systems will help deter foreign intervention and seize the ending of the e.u. weapons ban as damaging to syria peace efforts now the movement led by the u.k.
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and france has now opened the floodgates for weapons to flow to the syrian rebels but the country's main opposition bloc already urging the e.u. to start sending arms to twenty five member states opposed ending the ban saying it would only add fuel to the conflict or they say arms could easily reach extremist groups pointing in the ranks of the opposition parties marina point there has the details. the united states is showing no concern over the expiration of the e.u. arms embargo on syria which is set to lapse in the coming days the deputy spokesperson for the state department patrick ventral says that washington welcomes this step because it would give greater flexibility of specific e.u. member states to support the opposition as they see fit now of course that greater flexibility means that countries like britain and france will be able to ship arms and ammunition to to the opposition groups in syria which would then use possibly in an effort to overthrow the government and even went on to say easing the e.u. arms embargo sends
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a message to syrian president bashar al assad that support for the opposition will only increase but the u.n. meanwhile is sending its own messages of double standard let's remember that washington has been fiercely critical of russia's transfer of anti-aircraft aircraft missiles to the assad government now while moscow's maintain that it has been fulfilling defense weapons contracts that were signed long ago with syria washington believes that it's wrong for for moscow to fulfill any contracts because civil war is taking place there and whatever contracts russia is fulfilling could be used to inflame the conflict taking place there but yet now the u.s. is welcoming possible flow of arms to the syrian rebels with this e.u. arms embargo on syria expiring now it's also worth noting that just a few weeks ago u.s. secretary of state john kerry was in moscow he traveled there and pledge that the u.s. will work closely with russia and the bloodshed in syria kerry and foreign minister
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sergey lavrov and sergey lavrov underscored their commitment to the communique signed in june. which calls for a transitional government to be established in syria that includes both sides but how can the international community get to the point if european union members with the. support of the u.s. are now considering to actually flood syria with even more arms experts believe that our being the syrian rebels will ignite an arms freeze in that country and so far according to the un the conflict there has claimed the lives of more than eighty thousand people and if more weapons flow into the country to arm the syrian rebels this crisis because of the could of course be exacerbated even further. fears of an upsurge in killings in syria if russian arms supplies the reach of the rebels are based on what's been happening in the conflict zone over the past two years now syrian activists have been monitoring surges in the violence which
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appeared to be correlated to an influx of arms or from abroad according to the figures casualties rose sharply after the first shipments of from qatar these importantly arrived in twenty twelve and the shoppers increase came when more advanced allegedly delivered a few months later london raise r t contributor action returns it believes that the syrian rebels have no interest in peace. the european union leaders over the past few days were saying the e.u. is a peaceful organization i think many diplomats around the world will give up on that what we need now maybe as ban ki-moon of the united nations to get the united nations is a place for peace because this is obviously england and france two p. doing the supposedly american russian plan for june geneva talks the six days of talks in istanbul among the opposition groups seem to be failing disastrously as if you were in a room with which isn't george sabra general salim idriss. is already said he's
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disappointed it's not going far enough the you should be shipping off their weapons right now forget about the friday deadline no i think the opposition is. divided i'm hearing that anyway they were going to come to the talks are they interested in any kind of peace or are they interested in carving out bits of syria in ways that they're proxy leaders saudi arabia and qatar are more interested in. right and lebanon's government has ordered tanks into tripoli in an attempt to quash wines between us and supporters and those who backed the syrian opposition this comes after the country's hizbullah chief pleasure legions and victory to bashar assad's cause one is quite a lead tripoli when syrian forces led an attack on rebel controlled border city of said and his changing role in the region is causing fears of all out sectarian war
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as britain of those gals are discussing on today's across talk. the. movement of has to refashion itself as a defender of arab nationalism is going to go over well with as always and when we . projected itself as a defender against israel we might and i feel that to transform itself into an effective governing force and so now this move to become some kind of regional powers. but they are rational measure but all i got to do. that franklin jump you're going to disagree without if i can first of all they have a problem themselves to be a very effective governing power but what they did in two thousand and six rebuilt two hundred fifty two homes they are planning flowers trees all over the dock there another good one in franklin there nothing over there for example there's the government loaded on there's a lot of them are going to get no you're talking about you want to go parties are
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going to the money they are going to really concert or they're not and they're rolling out and they're calling the shots in parliament of course the government and i think that the proposing to go to expose the sectarian murders on didn't start that way but it's being but it's being increased by all sides. and you'll find online at r.t. dot com just how far the u.s. could go in syria reports say the pentagon's planning a range of military options including a no fly zone as well as on mean the opposition fighters. and senator john mccain a staunch advocate of u.s. military aid to the syrian opposition is leaks into that country to meet with top rebel commanders we look at what could be behind this friendship. there was a government's transfer of war on terror prisoners to overseas detention centers has been subject to much speculation but now british researchers are able to shine the light on some of the so-called cia black sites by compiling
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a comprehensive database artie's alessio shows you how to access that information and talks to one of the creators of the project. written dition revealed from now on you can learn exactly how the cia has been secretly transferring its war on terror detainees across the globe on civic and military aircraft something better known as the rendition program researchers from britain scanned university and kingston university have compiled an extensive flights database by going to their indiction project dot gov dot u.k. you can see a detailed graph of more than eleven thousand cia flights performed from two thousand and one to two thousand and six not all of them have been confirmed to have had detainees on board some of those which are marked in blue are described as dummy flights there are also flights which were labeled as highly suspicious meaning there is no substantial evidence that they were transporting suspected terrorists in certain cases there were website designers have ample proof of detainees travel the full route is described on the map like this one of the
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suspected al qaeda competent diver who has been locked up in guantanamo for a decade without any charges we can see on the map how he was transported from thailand where he spent eight months in detention after being called to the united arab emirates and then to poland almost a year later he was shifted to guantanamo in that year he spent at the cia black site in poland by the claims he was water boarded eighty three times but how exactly do the masterminds of this project gather the information and what goals they're trying to pursue we'll find out with one of the masterminds of the project mistruth blakeley from the kent university in england many thanks ruth for joining us here on my first question would be how exactly you are gathering information on these flights and where did you find to manage all the data. ok most of the information that we have was already in the public domain but was quite frank mentored so we've worked closely with a number of human rights organizations and human rights investigators to bring all
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of that information so it comes from freedom of information requests and some of it comes from investigative investigations into particular cases including legal proceedings on behalf of some of that is how. we feel are very heavily on the work of the u.k. need that action charis and reprieve which is represented some of the men who are still held in guantanamo bay without charge or trial. what is the point of all this project what are you trying to achieve and what message are you trying to send out . main aim was to try and match the global rendition system to try and provide as comprehensive a picture as possible of higher and higher edition took place which countries were involved and how the cia managed to hide individuals in the system as it transported them around the world to hold them in prisons where they could be tortured and interrogated our purpose therefore is to shed as much light as possible on the system with a view to assisting human rights investigators and human rights lawyers to defend
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the rights of those people who are victims of these processes thank you so much mr blakeley this was a break from kent university now the database currently holds more than eleven thousand flights information about them and the masterminds of the website are asking anyone who has any valuable information on these flights to contribute. also ahead a young and desperate to find a job we'll bring you expert opinion on skyrocketing new unemployment across europe this is our t. . a clear image of iraq after a facial. twenty day taxi trip through the country. the roads are. clear evidence from north to south. the roots of iraqi tragedy. after the war waiting for peace.
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taxi on our t.v. . please please. please . welcome back you're watching our team skyrocketing a youth unemployment is becoming the greatest concern for european nations even
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readers are sounding the alarm over an entire generation which they fear will never find jobs at a conference in paris germany italy and france have urged for action to avert a continent a wide catastrophe over seven point five million young people across europe are now out of work let's now talk more on this all with a dr stephen davis education director at the institute of economic affairs thank you for being with us an hour to nearly one in four youngsters in the e.u. is unemployed why has it taken european leaders are so long to address this well that's a very good question you quoted the overall average brit in greece it's a catastrophic sixty five percent and it's fifty percent in spain and it's actually a minor miracle that this hasn't led to more serious social and political unrest that it has already so it is quite surprising that it's taken them so long to do it i think is because they thought that the problem would sort itself out it's become
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obvious we won't with unemployment hitting you know these record high levels of across the blogs are you authorities actually able to control the situation now i mean are they able to say ok this is what we're going to do to kind of come at what's happening right now. well there are some things they could do immediately the really big cause for the very high rates of unemployment in general amongst young people in particular is the catastrophic effects of the euro and all of the attempts being made the desperate attempts that are being made that is to keep it going this is led to really severe deflation in the peripheral economies of europe and that has affected the least able members of the workforce which means typically the on skilled and the young most severely so they could change tack on that policy immediately and that would have at least some effect. as i said going to touch a little bit on that because these harsh austerity measures that have been implemented across certain european countries. it seems like being young are suffering the most out of all of this so how do we help them. well
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as i said what really needs to be done is to reverse the major rectory can make policy is being followed which is essentially to bring about a reduction the price level in the peripheral countries of europe to bring the prices into law under those of germany now if you don't have your own currency you can't do that by devaluation you have to do it by an internal deflation which means essentially an induced slump and in such situations it's the least skilled part of the workforce which disproportionately means the young because they've not got any work experience and therefore haven't got the required skills who are going to suffer most so reversing that major macroeconomic policy is the biggest thing they could do they could also undertake supply side reforms particular in the case to for example reform education at high school level to ensure that young people into the jobs market with the kind of skills that employers want which will make them more productive the sort of tackling youth unemployment really would require billions of a year is not only a good education but how does
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a dead stricken blog have enough resources to tackle this actually let me know what you aren't seeing in terms of its resources. well it is appropriate certainly should be because of the pretty serious political consequences i mean one of the things that history tells us is that only employed young men is a very very dangerous situation that's the kind of thing that historically can lead to really serious trouble not just in terms of say for example rising crime but also serious civil disorder or political problems of one kind or another however i would challenge your something that this doesn't necessarily involve spending large amounts of money essentially it involves the state of your. improving the quality of the education system. it simply means in many cases the government getting out of the way and also changing. europe which are making it very difficult and very expensive to employ young people supply side reforms that side won't cost
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a penny but they would bring about significant group transfer young people dr i'd like to speak to you on this but i've just run out of time thank you very much for your insights on this subject of dr david stephen davis education director at the institute of economic affairs. while the e.u. leaders aware sharing their worries over the younger generation that are meeting in paris the u.k. skipped the conference the country's department for work and pensions didn't explain why bridgend wasn't represented despite its a youth unemployment rate of over twenty percent. some of those on a desperate hunt for jobs. i have been trying for a while now pretty much every day just coming seabees the rounds going on the computer for a couple of hours a day trying to get anything because i want a job because i want to be able to you know i'm earning this money which you know no one does kind of knock me down every time i kind of go and think i
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really would like to do this and i've got this interview and. i got a mile or so closely and so i have a job that's madonna and say like some places my c.v. probably hasn't actually been seeing if i'm going to get someone for a job that they know ten times but they're going to give it to me but see jennifer next college paper six months ago she's one of almost a million meets in the u.k. not in employment education or training i kind of always you know be difficult but i didn't really think i would be out of work the still the opposition labor party says the number of jobless young people has almost tripled since the coalition came to power in a bid to come back to use on employment the government launched its huge contract a one billion pounds scheme to provide new opportunities to eighteen to twenty four year olds but it hasn't helped and i know that john and sons i shed loads of see
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the. applications and you know i know from person experiences lot of what's wrong with me the swell of young people trying and failing to make it on to the job ladder has led to talk of a generation lost to austerity not just in britain but in the whole of recession hit europe the president of the year begins central bank has even called on governments to tackle the issues before it leads to social unrest youth unemployment is one of the biggest problems facing britain right now we have nine hundred fifty eight thousand young people unemployed that's one in five out of work for more than a year when you were young you will earn less for. the rest of your life can you imagine applying for jobs every day and getting rejected what that does to your self-esteem your confidence be yourself young people who forked out thousands of pounds for a degree of finding the reality of recession hit britain a bitter pill to swallow i feel the fact that i've gone to university i've gained
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an internship so i shouldn't really be in this position i might die i've done everything society has told me to. i'm still going to be very kind to her and it's very scary because this time of year and a new bunch of graduates is going to hit the job market so that particularly worries me as i'm going to be competing with even more people in the car for the mumps i do feel like i'm kind of stuck at the moment is not really much i can do other than what i'm already doing to try. for jenna and others and britain's lost generation the outlook has never been so uncertain. that. something will turn up i'm like right believe or not but you know. hopefully there. r.t. . now to some other news making headlines around the world.
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that i call the train hit a truck before derailing and exploding setting the surrounding buildings ablaze in the u.s. state of maryland only the truck driver sustained injuries in the accident and this is the third major derailment in the u.s. this month alone with the two previous ones injuring nearly one hundred people. thousands of protesting students in the chilean capital fund have once again faced why a pretty good anger over the quality of the crop of the country's schools has been simmering for months and some a station is a common place in china and. i. i. was. next. to drive across a place for iraq in the baghdad taxi that's it for me.
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you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize that everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm sorry welcome to the big picture.
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visiting the general hospital in fallujah is like living it was nightmare. children with two heads tumors malformations missing limbs and macao been unbearable literally they say every family here is sheltering or hiding
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a deformed monstrous child. from. all of them. get me undergo another you know my daughter cries all day long it but she hopes to see her daughter get better. i deeply affected i leave the city with its newborn monsters. we had for baghdad on the banks of the tigris. to. baghdad can be translated as the garden of peace. but it's a better fragile peace the patrols are iraqi wearing uniforms of blind by the u.s. .


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